The BISA Foreign Policy Working Group welcomes 2022 with a novel discussion on a forthcoming book publication on India’s foreign policy.
The decade 2004-2014 is a milestone in the history of India’s diplomacy vis-à-vis the significant transformation in the way India deals with the world. Under the quiet and active leadership of prime minister Manmohan Singh, India established important strategic partnerships, managed key security challenges, carved out a position of influence in core domains of global governance, and fostered the economic development and socio-political stability of its neighbourhood. The ten years of United Progressive Alliance Governments (2004-2014, UPA) rule has been a crucial passage in the evolution of India’s foreign policy, and yet this period has been—until now—curiously understudied. The discussion focuses on the transformations brought by the UPA government in India’s foreign policy. It offers a wide-ranging analysis of India’s bilateral relations and engagements with important geographic regions, as well as insight into India’s diplomacy on major issue areas such as international trade, nuclear policy, maritime security, energy, and UN Security Council reform.
Moutushi Mukherjee (Commissioning editor, Oxford University Press): Introductory Remarks
Rejaul Karim Laskar (Former Secretary of the Vichar Vibhag of All India Congress Committee): India’s foreign policy during UPA period: An overview
Prof Kate Sullivan de Estrada (University of Oxford): India’s Quest for Permanent Membership of the UN Security Council: 2004-14
Dr Marianna Charountaki (University of Lincoln)
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